develop as researchers, writers, and agents of change.
A wide range of tools and processes for research, writing, and
collaboration are defined and described-from Governing Question to
GOSP, Plus-Delta feedback to Process Review, and Supportive Listening
to Sense of Place Map. The tools and processes are linked to three
frameworks that lend themselves to adaptation by teachers and other
* A set of ten Phases of Research and Engagement, which researchers
move through and later revisit in light of other people's responses
to work in progress and what is learned using tools from the other
* Cycles and Epicycles of Action Research, which emphasizes
reflection and dialogue to shape ideas about what action is needed
and how to build a constituency to implement the change; and
* Creative Habits for Synthesis of theory and practice.
Researchers and writers working under these frameworks participate in
Dialogue around Written Work and in Making Space for Taking
Initiative In and Through Relationships. These processes help researchers and writers align their questions and ideas, aspirations, ability to take or influence action, and relationships with other people. Bringing those dimensions of research and engagement into alignment is the crux of taking yourself seriously. The tools, processes, and frameworks are illustrated through excerpts from two projects: one engaging adult learning communities in using the principles of theater arts to prepare them to create social change; the other involving collaborative play among teachers in curriculum planning. A final section provides entry points for students and educators to explore insights, experiences, and information from a wider world of research, writing, and engagement in change.
Personal & Professional Development, Research, Writing Skills
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April 4 - Meet & Greet at VBT Cafe' Blog
April 5 - Interviewed at Writing Innovations E-zine
April 7 - Interviewed at BK Walker Books Etc.
April 9 - Guest Blogging at B00K R3VI3WS
April 11 - Guest Blogging with Cindy Vine
April 13 - Review & Interviewed at Books Are Cool
April 17 - Guest Blogging at The Golden Pen Review
April 19 - Guest Blogging at AZ Publishing Services
April 23 - Interviewed at Reviews & Interviews
April 25 - Guest Blogging at Mass Musings